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Open source, Linux set for unheralded coronation in 2010

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networkworld.com: Arguably the biggest prediction for 2010 around open source and Linux is that most end-users won't talk about it or even think about it. But that won't be a death knell; it's a coronation.

Linux Mint 8 Installation Visual Walk Through – VirtualBox

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benkevan.com/blog: Here’s a walk through of the Linux Mint 8 Helena. You’ll notice a ton of similarities between the installation process of Linux Mint 8 and the base it’s built from Ubuntu.

How is it doing that?

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thelinuxexperiment.com: Just about everything that I’ve ever read about media playback on Linux has been negative. All of which added up to me being extremely confused when I accidentally discovered that my system takes video playback like a champ.

Taking a Look at VLOS

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wgo.wolf911.us: Why VLOS you may ask, well hang on and you will see how Sabayon’s entropy and molecule is helping others produce their own distros. I was browsing distrowatch the other night and noticed that VLOS has come back to life.

MEPIS 8.5 Beta1

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planetoss.com: MEPIS Linux, the KDE based Linux distribution, released the beta1 of MEPIS 8.5. MEPIS Linux was one of the easy to use Linux distributions besides PCLinuxOS, before Ubuntu arrived.

3 top Linux distros go for different users

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computerworld.com: At first glance, there's little to differentiate between the latest releases of the top Linux distributions: Red Hat's Fedora 12, Novell's openSUSE 11.2 and Canonical's Ubuntu 9.10. However, a closer look reveals real differences -- in fact, each is meant for a different audience.

Red Hat Settles Five-Year-Old Shareholder Lawsuit

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  • Red Hat Settles Five-Year-Old Shareholder Lawsuit
  • HP Partners With Microsoft, Novell And Red Hat To Streamline Sun Migrations
  • Piper Jaffray Reiterates an 'Overweight' on Red Hat, Raises PT to $34

Cherrypal Offers Laptop for Under $100

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pcworld.com (IDG): PC maker Cherrypal has done something Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child couldn't do: make a laptop that breaks the US$100 price barrier. It can run the Linux or Windows CE operating systems, which are also found on cell phones.

oh Debian, how I dislike you

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adeb.posterous.com: Ok, I will admit it, Im a Redhat guy - I understand it, it makes sense to me. However Id like to think I know my way around a Debian based system, but it seems I dont.

SimplyMEPIS 8.5 beta2 Improvements

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mepis.org: Warren Woodford has uploaded SimplyMEPIS 8.4.94, the beta2 of MEPIS 8.5. Warren reports the follow changes: "The rapid response of the Debian KDE Team made it possible for us to recompile KDE 4.3.4 in time for this beta. And we were able to fix the perpetually problematic Python toolchain."

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